Back from vacation ... for now ...

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Back from vacation ... for now ...
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Wed, 08-20-2003 - 5:57am
Well, we survived our road trip last week ... Living in South Florida, we have options of traveling within the state and doing lots of fun things without spending a ton of money, and that's what we decided to do for our vacation this year. So, we headed out last Saturday, and spent 2 days at Sanibel Island ... lots of rain, unfortunately, but we did get some time on the beach and in the pool, some nice restaurants, and saw "Sea Biscuit." (2 screen/tiny movie theater so options were limited.)

From there we headed to Tampa ... Tues at Busch Gardens (Kelli was 3 in. too short for the 2 large roller coasters, and was really upset about that, but enjoyed everything else she WAS able to do) then Wed we took in a Devilrays (baseball) game. From there, we headed to Disney (yup, my 4th trip there this year ... Kelli and I had seasonal passes that expired on the 18th, so we had to fit in a few more days. LOL) We did a water park (the whole family) on Thurs. Fri a.m. (early!) DH/DS left us to go to the east coast to fish and Kelli and I did the parks for 2 days. Magic Kingdom on Fri and MGM/Animal Kingdom on Sat. We've been so often this year that Kelli now knows WHAT she wants to do and only wants to do that, and will not wait more than 30 min for any ride. (If it's more than 30 min, we either get a Fast Pass, if that's an option, or we skip it.) So, we did basically the bigger rides ... Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain (each 2 times) and a few other things at Magic Kingdom. We did MGM early and managed to ride the Rock 'n Roller Coaster 4 times, plus did a trip down Tower of Terror (she liked it better this time!)

Got home late afternoon on Sunday ... and it's been madness ever since. I have a babysitter with the kids during the day as I'm back at work. I've done no less than 8 loads of laundry in 3 days ... trying to finish that to pack tonight as we're heading to the beach tomorrow a.m. for a final 'hoorah!' before the kids head back to school on Sunday. I'm sure that by Sunday I'll be totally frazzled ... I need to be HOME to get organized and ready for the back-to-school madness. I've barely shopped (hoping to find a mall on vacation this weekend to get them some clothes, although I did pick up a few things at Old Navy yesterday.) Kevin starts middle school! So, we have orientation for that this a.m. It's crazy ... and I am normally VERY organized. How I agreed to take off the weekend before school starts is beyond me!

OK, gotta scoot. Just wanted to say HI, let you all know I'm still around. Will check in as time permits next week ...

Nancy

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Wed, 08-20-2003 - 12:51pm
I'm exhausted just reading about your travels, LOL! Sounds like you're having lots of fun. Enjoy the weekend. I know I'm not as organized as I used to be either. I'm attributing it to middle age;-) It'll all come together. Have fun!

Janet

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Wed, 08-20-2003 - 1:02pm
WOW, my head is spinning and I'm totally dizzy and exhausted just from reading your post. Sounds like a great time was had by all, enjoy the last "fling" before school.

Best Always,

Sherrie

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